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»Fixed Stars Govern a Life«: International Ted Hughes Conference Emory University, Atlanta, 2005.

Schedule

Wednesday, October 5th

6:30-7:30pm

Keynote address by Craig Raine, poet, and founder and editor of the literary magazine Arete,
Jones Room, Robert W. Woodruff Library

7:30-9:30pm

Exhibition Opening, »Fixed Stars Govern a Life,« curated by Melissa Maday,
Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Book Library, 10th Floor, Robert W. Woodruff Library

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Thursday, October 6th

All sessions will be held in the Jones Room on the 3rd floor of the Robert W. Woodruff Library.

8:30-9:00am

Welcome and Opening Remarks by Steve Enniss (Emory University)

 

9:00-10:00am

Session One, Moderator: Steve Enniss (Emory University)

Ronald Schuchard (Emory University), »Hughes and Eliot: Possession«
Brendan Corcoran (Indiana State University), »Gathering and Casting: Heaney's Hughes«

 

10:30-12:00am

Session Two, Moderator: Ann Skea

Daniel Weissbort (Warwick University), »Ted Hughes and Translation«
Anne-Marie Tatham (University of Grenoble), »A Peculiar Frisson: A Study of Metamorphosis in Hughes's Tales from Ovid«
Vincent Broqua (University of Paris), »Capturing Shakespeare's Spirit«

 

1:30-3:00pm

Session Three, Moderator: Terry Gifford (University of Leeds)

Gavin Drummond (The Westminster Schools), »Ted Hughes's Memory«
Marlene Briggs (University of British Columbia), »›The Shock of Massacre‹: Ted Hughes, the First World War, and (Post)Memorial Poetics«
Cornelia Pearsall (Smith College), »The War Remains of Keith Douglas and Ted Hughes«

 

3:30-5:00pm

Session Four, Moderator: Karen V. Kukil (Smith College)

Melissa Maday (Emory University), »Ted Hughes in America«
Diane Middlebrook (Stanford University), »Hughes, Plath, and Three Caryatids«
Andy Armitage (Victoria University), »The Birthday Letters Myth«

 

7:00pm

Theater Emory & Out of Hand Theater co-produce Ted Hughes's version of Euripides' Alcestis, Munroe Theater, Dobbs University Center

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Friday, October 7th

8:30-10:00am

Session Five, Moderator: Neil Roberts (University of Sheffield)

Roger Rees (University of Edinburgh), »Between Monarchy and Democracy: Ted Hughes's Rain Charm for the Duchy«
Terry Gifford (University of Leeds), »The Ecology of Ted Hughes: Wolfwatching – the Final Poetic Statement«

 

10:30-12:00am

Session Six, Moderator: Rand Brandes (Lenoir-Rhyne College)

Anthony Cuda (Emory University), »The Tramp«
Carol Bere (Professional Writer and Independent Scholar), »Artistic Inspiration, Mysterious Power: Ted Hughes and the Notion of Duende«
Ann Skea (Independent Scholar), »Creatures of Light«

 

1:30-3:00pm

Session Seven, Moderator: Ron Schuchard (Emory University)

Rand Brandes (Lenoir-Rhyne College), »Mercury in Taurus: W.B. Yeats and Ted Hughes«
Astrid Appels (Vrije Universiteit), »Intermediality in the Poetry of Ted Hughes«
Neil Roberts (University of Sheffield), »For ›From the Life and Songs of the Crow‹«

 

3:30-5:00pm

Session Eight, Moderator: Caroline Hall (Pennsylvania State University)

Lissa Paul (Brock University), »Flexible Immunity: Contemporary Culture and the Better Kind of Folk Tale«
Claas Kazzer (Independent Scholar), »Family Relations – Traces of a Cosmology in Ted Hughes's Creation Tales«
Yehuda Koren & Eilat Negev (Authors), »His Life in Inscriptions: Ted Hughes's Library as a Biographical Tool«

You may also access the Conference Website at Emory for additional details.

 

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